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Franklin McCain, left Franklin McCain, left
GREENSBORO, N.C. -

North Carolina A&T State University is holding a memorial service for Franklin McCain, who was a freshman at the school in 1960 when he and three others sparked a movement of nonviolent sit-in protests.

Officials with the Greensboro school say the service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in Harrison Auditorium on campus. People who want to attend must RSVP online.

McCain and three other freshmen sat on stools at the segregated lunch counter of the Woolworth store in downtown Greensboro, sparking the sit-in movement. Within weeks, sit-ins launched in more than 50 cities in nine states, and the lunch counter was desegregated within six months.

McCain was 73 years old when he died last week after a brief illness. His funeral will be held Friday in Charlotte.

To RSVP: http://directory.ncat.edu/mccain/register/

 

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